At HOME we meet, and wherever practical, exceed all relevant regulatory requirements and minimise any adverse environmental effects caused as a result of our activities. On completion, our new First Street site achieved BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Very Good, which is a significant achievement considering the number of auditoria in our building.
We are energy efficient. HOME has a Building Management System that assists in the operating of our building, ensuring it is continually controlled, monitored and adjusted, enabling it to run efficiently. By remotely monitoring energy meters we can record and consider our consumption. Our building uses 100% renewable electricity supplied by Haven Power. The efficiency of HOME has been compared in relation to Julie’s Bicycle Energy Benchmark: Venues and Cultural Buildings.
Waste Management and Recycling is an achievement at HOME – we are proud to be a zero-to-landfill organisation. At HOME we promote recycling and the use of recycled materials, reducing the consumption of materials wherever possible, and recovering energy from waste. We are working towards achieving Platinum level for the Environmental Business Pledge Scheme, recognising the measures we take to reduce our environmental footprint and improve our sustainability, a challenge in a new venue.
We are part of GMB (Green Business Membership) and our staff have undertaken Carbon Literacy training and follow a sustainable travel policy, advocating climate change awareness and implementing actions to reduce the environmental impact of working practices and work related transport. As part of MAST (Manchester Arts Sustainability Team) we share a passion to make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the plans and aspirations of arts and creative industry organisations in Manchester.